Thursday, February 5, 2009

Night of fashion, fun, food and charity

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to be part of a great charity event here in Omaha. You all know that I have a deep love for food but I also have quite the love for clothes and fashion so when the two can be combined...well that's just the perfect evening to me! And that perfect evening came together when Avesta Cuisine provided all the food for the 2009 Fashion in Salvation Benefit at the Burlington Train Station.

The night kicked off with an unforgettable runway fashion show. The featured designer was local businesswoman, Angela Poor, with her line John 3:16 A & J Clothing. Jacobi 702, an attractive men’s line from Las Vegas, was the featured guest clothing line. Some of the models that walked the runway included Miss Nebraska USA, Micaela Johnson; and Calvin Klein model, Dolph.

All proceeds of 2009 Fashion in Salvation were donated to the North Omaha Good News Bears and MOHM’S Place. The NOGNB is a weekly children’s outreach club that teaches life skills, Christian living values, community service and citizenship to over 300 youth between the ages of 4 and 18. Their mission is to take young lives that have no good examples of ethical behavior and plant the seed of hope in each young person by providing role modeling that reinforces the positive values of a strong family and society.

MOHM’S Place has been feeding the hungry since 1994, and has not missed serving a single evening meal since then. MOHM’S Place serves approximately 4,000 meals per month, on top of securing immediate, temporary, or transitional housing for those in need, offering counseling and guidance, and they provide almost 70 services from 13 agencies for the homeless and near-homeless.

This was such a fun night and I just wanted to share with you my excitement of being involved in such a great charity event. I love when a night out can be hip, fun and a chance at giving back!

2009 Fashion in Salvation Benefit

The runway was hopping!

It was a packed warehouse!

The food was a hit.....there was not even a crumb leftover!

Hummus & Tabouleh with herbed crisp flatbread.

I always try to incorporate as much color into my displays as I can. This easy by adding veggies, leaf lettuce, fruit and beautiful platters.

I also try to use lots of candles and unique candle holders to add to the decor.

Chocolate mousse in edible chocolate cups....the perfect shot with no alcohol at all!


amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

looks awesome Avesta!!!!!

Helene said...

This is beautiful. Really, you did a great job.

avesta said...

Thanks Amy and was so cool..I enjoyed this job very much!

Ingrid said...

Everything looks gorgeous! You did a fabulous job. Work & play together....doesn't get much better!

Ps I need a new shrimp recipe! :-) & I also need it to include salmon for Babygirl who doesn't do shrimp!

Kovan said...

Great job! So proud of you!!

Mila said...

Awww Avesta how great! What a wonderful event to be involved in! Your displays look rustic and original! I love them!

Olga said...

what a fun night! the food looks amazing.

Bren said...

Nice of you to give your time and talent to the cause. Your spread looked great, love the candles!

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

Wow! Your food looks beautiful as usual. You do such a good job with the presentation too. I really want some of that chocolate mousse and those strawberries!

Christina said...

Glad I found you here! I was the photographer who talked to you a bit at the end. The food looked (and tasted) fabulous! I'm just sad I didn't get more than a few bites. :-)

Josh Cantrell said...

Hey just read your article. That sounds pretty good, can't wait to try it out. You should post it on too. I have found a ton of food and drink recipes that have come in handy at BBQs. They have a ton of articles on how to make everything. Plus you can put a link to your page and they have graphs to track how many hits you get on your articles. Thanks so much for posting your article.